Education vs. Incarceration

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The money being spent to build and maintain prisons far outweighs what is being spent on education, and that is neither ethical or encouraging. The government has to direct more of its resources towards education, instead of increasing its spending on prisons. Prioritize. Something the government has failed to do for a very long time when it comes to discretionary funds and how they are allocated.

The gap between what the government spends on prisons versus what they spend on education can only be described as ridiculous. More money is being spent to build and maintain prisons than is being spent to educate its citizens. If education were a priority, maintaining prisons would not be perceived as a “necessity”. The manner in which the government spends our money needs to be geared towards progress and not punishment. Society as a whole has this fear factor that is the direct result of increasing crime rates. And where…

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